The scariest moment is always just before you start.


Your mission: Read "On Writing." Then, write a short story that includes at least three of the following:
•Descriptive narration
•Convincing dialogue
•Strong characters
•Realistic setting
•Engaging plot
•Appropriate vocabulary


Please! As few errors a possible.

"I know, " I said, meaning both things: yes, most of
it was good--okay anyway, serviceable--and yes, he had only taken out the bad parts. "I won't do that again."
He laughed. "If that's true, you'll never have to
work for a living. You can do this instead. (47)


The schedule for reading is this:
Due on
p# in King
3/6
xiii-33
3/7
34-65
3/8
65-94 & Mother's Day
3/9
95-131 & This Must Be The Place
3/19
132-159 & Zombie
3/20
159-188 & One
3/21
188-209 & Jackie
3/22
209-234 & Crucify
3/23
234-254 & Wondering Where the Lions Are
4/2
255-291 & Warehouse
4/3
The Story of An Hour
4/4
How to Touch a Bleeding Dog
4/5
Postcards
4/6
No school











The bigger deal was that, for the first time in my life, writing was hard. The problem was the teaching.
I liked my coworkers and love the kids--even the Beavis and Butt-Head types in Living with English
could be interesting--but by most Friday afternoons I
felt as if I's spent the week with jumper cables clamped to my brain. (64)